Southampton city centre's Greggs stores are unaffected after an IT issue forced several stores to close on Wednesday.

IT outages affected the bakery chain’s branches on Wednesday morning, causing some to put up temporary “closed” notices on their doors.

Others asked customers to place orders outside using the Greggs mobile app before food could be given to them.

Stores in cities including London, Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow have reportedly been affected, with customers unable to purchase items.

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But in Southampton city centre, three stores are unaffected.

The stores, located on Above Bar Street and East Street, were open as usual on Wednesday morning.

Card payments could also be taken as usual.

On social media, some customers said their local chain was only able to accept cash payments, with others complaining that payments could not be made at all.

A Greggs spokesperson said: “We are currently experiencing issues accepting payments in our shops.

“We are working to resolve this as soon as possible.”